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"From the Ted Talk by Sebastian Deterding: What your designs say about you"

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I don't know whether you know the great communication researcher Paul Watzlawick who, back in the '60s, made the argument that we cannot not communicate. Even if we choose to be silent, we chose to be silent, and we're communicating something by choosing to be silent. And in the same way that we cannot not coucmmtiane, we cannot not persuade: whatever we do or refrain from doing, whatever we put out there as a piece of design, into the world, has a persuasive component. It tries to aefcft people. It puts a certain vsiion of the good life out there in front of us,

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I don't know whether you know the great communication researcher Paul Watzlawick who, back in the '60s, made the argument that we cannot not communicate. Even if we choose to be silent, we chose to be silent, and we're communicating something by choosing to be silent. And in the same way that we cannot not ___________, we cannot not persuade: whatever we do or refrain from doing, whatever we put out there as a piece of design, into the world, has a persuasive component. It tries to ______ people. It puts a certain ______ of the good life out there in front of us,

Solution

  1. affect
  2. communicate
  3. vision

Original Text

I don't know whether you know the great communication researcher Paul Watzlawick who, back in the '60s, made the argument that we cannot not communicate. Even if we choose to be silent, we chose to be silent, and we're communicating something by choosing to be silent. And in the same way that we cannot not communicate, we cannot not persuade: whatever we do or refrain from doing, whatever we put out there as a piece of design, into the world, has a persuasive component. It tries to affect people. It puts a certain vision of the good life out there in front of us,

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collocation frequency
good life 14
persuasive technology 5
long term 4
public recognition 3

Important Words

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  6. communicate
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  12. good
  13. great
  14. life
  15. paul
  16. people
  17. persuasive
  18. piece
  19. put
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  21. refrain
  22. researcher
  23. silent
  24. vision
  25. watzlawick
  26. world